Kings Athletic Director Phil Poggi will learn in May whether he has been selected Ohio’s top athletic director.
Poggi was named Athletic Director of the Year by the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association. Officials from the 180 high schools in the southwest district – one of six in the state – nominated, and then selected, him for the honor.
Members of the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association will select one of the six district winners as AD of the year in May.
“It was very humbling,’’ said Poggi, in his third year as Kings’ AD. “I’ve got an amazing team here. It’s not just about me; it’s about my team – from the administrative assistant to coaches to the athletes.”
This isn’t Poggi’s first award either. Last year he received an Award of Merit from OIAAA. Two years ago he received the d a Horizon Award from the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association. Only ADs in their first five years in the position are eligible.
Before coming to Kings, Poggi spent two years as Aiken High School’s AD.